I’ve teamed up with my local friends to bring you this list of the best Brasov restaurants. This guide details where you can find everything from authentic Romanian dishes to seafood and even the best burgers in town — there’s something for everyone!
While in Brasov don’t miss out on activities that will help immerse yourself with the city (hurry while they’re hot!):
- Brasov: Peles Castle, Bran Castle & Rasnov Fortress Tour
- From Brasov: Small-Group Brown Bear Watching Tour
- Brasov: Candlelight Tour of Medieval Architecture
The 8 Best Brasov Restaurants-
George Enescu Square 11B // 0720 535 566
Located in one of the oldest buildings in Brasov, a former warehouse in fact, Bistro de l’Arte brings their incredible menu to life by focusing on locally sources ingredients.
Some of our favorite selections from a recent dinner were the pasta and seafood dishes, along with vegetarian options such as this cauliflower in a garlic cream sauce.
The roasted duck leg served with crispy pancetta and peas was also amazing.
Bistro de l’Arte also features an impressive wine and craft cocktail menu.
Aleea Tiberiu Brediceanu // 0740 316 661
When you walk into this gorgeous restaurant seated at the base of Mount Tampa, you’re immediately struck by its modern design.
Specializing in new-Romanian cuisine, Sub Tâmpa reinterprets classic dishes like tripe soup, oxtail, veal sweetbreads, cow tongue, and Rocky Mountain oysters for a fine dining experience.
If you’re not in the mood for tongue or testicles, you can also choose from fresh fish and pasta dishes.
From its location slightly above the city, the restaurant has great views to accompany a bottle of wine from their extensive list. I found the prices surprisingly reasonable for such a gorgeous, upscale restaurant.
Also planning to stay in Bucharest during your visit? Click here to discover my favorite Bucharest restaurants!
Strada Republicii 50 // 0745 328 328
This funky little piano lounge often features live singers and jazz music. Many come for the live piano music, but the menu is impressive as well.
The menu features tempting burgers
and impressive fresh seafood dishes.
my guide said L’Etage is also known for having the best pizza in Brasov. The “best in Romania, best outside of Italy,” he told us.
Piața George Enescu 14-15 // 0772 222 555
Trattorian has a menu so full of amazing choices that making your dinner selection will be difficult. Here you can find steaks and ribs alongside classic Italian dishes.
Some of our favorites were the beef tagilatta
and crusty pizzas.
You also can’t beat their easy to find location!
Strada Postăvarului 2 // 0733 539 586
Terroirs has a huge wine selection, but no wine menu. You discuss what you’re looking for with your waiter, and they will make suggestions and pairings based on your meal choices.
You also probably wouldn’t think of a wine bar as a place to go for burgers, but their Australian chef has crafted a huge burger menu. In fact, Terroirs had some of the best burgers we ate in Romania!
Besides burgers, Terroirs also serves incredible grilled meats for all the carnivores. The menu features a huge rack of American style BBQ’d ribs
and perfectly cooked, juicy steaks.
Strada Republicii 62 // 0743 339 909
Festival ’39’s interior, full of overstuffed leather seats and heavy wood furniture, is meant to replicate an eatery from the late 1930’s. Many nights, the restaurant even hosts a pianist playing live music to further add to the atmosphere.
This intriguing ambiance accompanies a menu full of not only traditional Romanian recipes but international and vegan selections as well.
Some favorite menu items include the roasted pork
and grilled fish dishes.
Be sure to save room for dessert as their lemon tart is supposed to be a hit!
Strada Apollonia Hirscher 12 // 0731 606 065
With both an Italian chef and a menu full of ingredients imported directly from Italy, you know Trattoria POCOL is going to be good!
Classic Italian recipes done simply and done well — that’s what you’ll find at POCOL. Be sure to start with a caprese salad while you choose the rest of your order.
You’ll have to decide between pizzas, homemade pastas, grilled fish, imported ham, grilled meat dishes and so much more.
Whatever you ultimately choose, you’re sure to love it!
Piata Sfatului 14 // 0268 523 099
Gaura Dulce’s rotating daily menu is full of traditional Romanian homestyle recipes at one of the best prices in town — only 19 lei or $4.71 USD!
The food is authentic, the portions are large, and the price can’t be beat — what else could you hope for?
Pro tip: If you happen to come on day when carne la garnita is being served, be sure give it a try — it’s a hard to find local favorite! Also, try the smoked mushroom soup and house wine!
Which of these Brasov restaurants look best to you? Let me know in the comments section below!
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Practical Information: Special thanks to our guides from Brasov Urban Adventures for not only showing us around their amazing town but also for helping me find the best restaurants to share with you.
Make sure to check them out when you’re planning your visit to Brasov!
Travel writer and owner of the blog. My work has been featured on Fodors, Eater.com, International Living, and Great Escape Publishing, among many others. My story? Nearly six years ago, I left my job at an Oklahoma City law firm and embarked on a journey around the world. At the time, I thought I would only be gone for 6 months, but the more I traveled, the longer my bucket list became. Flashpacker describes how I travel. Rather than traveling as the normal world wise backpacker and staying in hostel dorms, I prefer a more comfortable experience, and typically stay in private rooms, take Ubers instead of taxis, and now use a suitcase instead of a backpack. Foodie, on the other hand, describes one of the key reasons why I travel. I love to pick a central “base camp” and then explore the surrounding area, really immersing myself in the culture and interacting with the people, and enjoying and exploring the food of an area is an essential part of this experience.